In a year-long study of more than 100 dialysis patients, researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology discovered that drinking pomegranate juice effectively helped the participants to reduce markers of inflammation in the body as well as lower levels of harmful free radicals.
Additionally, these patients experienced fewer instances of infection when compared to a control group.
Studies like this one have made pomegranate products very popular in recent years, as they have time and again been shown to have significant health benefits.
An article on HealingLifestyles.com reports that pomegranate extract and the oil from the fruit's seeds are becoming popular ingredients in skin care products.
In additon to being high in omega-5 conjugated linoleic acid, pomegranates have been shown to improve the effectiveness of SPF.
"I am not one of those dermatologists that jumps on every bandwagon. I certainly don't advocate for consumers to spend their savings on potentially unproven claims, but there is something to say about the wealth of goodies found in the seed oil and the fruit extract of the pomegranate," said Los Angeles dermatologist Vicki Rapaport, quoted by the source.